Alex Trebek "in good spirits" after heart attack

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 21: Alex Trebek speaks during a rehearsal before a taping of Jeopardy! Power Players Week at DAR Constitution Hall on April 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images) Kris Connor

Alex Trebek speaks during a rehearsal before a taping of "Jeopardy! Power Players Week" on April 21, 2012, in Washington.
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(CBS News) Alex Trebek is in good spirits and expected to make a full recovery after suffering a "mild heart attack" over the weekend.

The longtime "Jeopardy!" host was admitted on Saturday to Los Angeles' Cedar-Sinai Medical Center, where he is under observation.

A rep for Sony Pictures Television told the Hollywood Reporter on Sunday, "Trebek is in good spirits and is currently under observation and undergoing further testing. He is expected to fully recover and be back at Jeopardy! when production begins taping in July for the new season, the show's 29th."

The television host, 71, suffered a previous heart attack in 2007. Last summer, he was injured after chasing a burglar who broke into his San Francisco hotel room. He said he ruptured his Achilles' tendon and was on crutches for a short time afterward.

Trebek has hosted "Jeopardy!" since 1984. His contract was recently extended through 2014, THR reports.

On Saturday, while he was in the hospital, "Jeopardy!" won the award for best game show at the Daytime Emmy Awards.

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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